HTC was rumored to be responsible for the making of the Google Pixel and Pixel XL phones – two handsets that were recently launched boasting the exclusivity of Android 7.1 Nougat.
It had been rumored that Android 7.1 Nougat will remain exclusive to the Pixel and Pixel XL handsets, however, it seems other devices might also be updated to the new version. But for now, HTC lovers can only look forward to an HTC Bolt smartphone that is powered by Android 7.0 Nougat.
If this is the case, the HTC Bolt will go down in the books of history as the first HTC phone to come out of the box with Android 7.0 Nougat on board. The LG V20 was actually the first to be announced with the new OS on board and later on the Google Pixel and Pixel XL came in with an advanced version of Android 7.1 Nougat. With HTC reportedly making the Pixel phones, it would have been a welcome idea for the Bolt to feature the latest version.
But according to HTC Rom developer LlabTooFeR, this device will only be installed with Android 7.0 Nougat, which is still a decent move by the company. Codenamed Acadia, the HTC Bolt will reportedly be sold in a number of EMEA region countries.
According to the same report, the upcoming HTC Bolt will also come in with the latest HTC Sense 8 UI, which is the same skin that is found on the flagship HTC 10. In fact, this phone shares a lot with the upcoming HTC Bolt, with leaked renders showing off the same metallic design, a front-facing fingerprint scanner as well as a dual-LED flash on the rear camera.
Initially, it was thought that the HTC Bolt will only be selling in the U.S. once it is unveiled, however, it seems those in Europe, Asia, and Africa will also make the cut. Still, the phone will hit U.S. stores first before making its way to other regions as mentioned. Sprint will reportedly be selling the phone to the masses in the North American country.
As for now, it is hard to speak about the rest of the specs to expect on the HTC Bolt, however, more details should show up soon. We’ll be here to update you on the latest matters. Keep following us!